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Mount Stuart, Rothesay

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Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Experience the world of 18th-century luxury at Mount Stuart. Located on the Scottish Isle of Bute, the mansion features Neo-Gothic architecture and many first-class amenities of its time, including the world’s first heated indoor swimming pool. Walk through the great marble hall to admire 25 m (80 ft) high ceilings, or stroll through the expansive gardens that overlook the sea. Join a guided tour to hear the history of the property and to tour the many ornate rooms of the mansion. Take a walk-on ferry to the Isle to avoid paying to park your car. Mount Stuart is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • We were fortunate to be in the area on holiday on the first day of the house opening where we had prebooked tickets. We were given an excellent map of rooms which we could visit along with the one...  more »
  • What a stupendous place. Guides so knowledgeable , friendly and informative. Discovered links between Mount Stuart and Cardiff Castle/Bute Park Cardiff and learnt a lot of political and regal...  more »
  • Well worth spending at least a day here. If this is your sort of thing you’ll find the gardens and house are full of interest and pleasure. You will also find the staff are splendid; well Informed and providing entertaining insights into the construction and history of the building and it’s occupants. We did a general tour followed by some free wandering and a spot of lunch, finishing with an “unfinished works” tour in the afternoon. All fascinating and enjoyable.
  • Fantastic building. I would recommend visiting while you're on Bute. Well worth paying for the guided tour, as you'll see parts of the building you don't see by yourself. The tour guide we had was very passionate about her job. And how she remembered all that history is amazing. Didn't have time to do the fantastic grounds, so we'll have to make another visit. Soon.
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